STEM Project Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$74,270 - $81,966 p.a. pro-rata
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Fixed term until October 2025 | Part-Time at 0.4FTE
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 - $81,966 p.a. pro-rata
  • Location: Bedford Park

About the STEM Enrichment Academy

The Flinders University STEM Enrichment Academy is the only SA university led project to receive almost $1 million in Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources funding through the latest round of the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WiSE) program. 

Established in 2018, we aim to increase the gender balance in STEM fields such as physics, engineering, mathematics and other career pathways by equipping female students with fresh insights into the potential and excitement of STEM subjects. To do this, we encourage young women to consider careers in STEM by engaging them in informative and inspiring activities that underline the benefits and opportunities of STEM studies before they close off their subject options at high school. So far, our STEM enrichment initiatives and activities have positively influenced hundreds of South Australian year 9 girls.

Our new programs of STEM enrichment Academy Phase II (funded by WISE grant Round 4) are expanding into the regional and remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory to engage another 1000 girls and 150 schoolteachers.

To read more about the STEM Enrichment Academy, click here.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate STEM Project Officer to join the Flinders STEM Enrichment Academy team. The STEM Project Officer will support the development and the delivery of the project milestones inspiring young girls (in South Australia and the Northern Territory) into STEM. To support this important project, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing administration support, such as accurate data collation, preparation of reports and minute-taking.
  • Supporting the project team with travel arrangements and meeting coordination.
  • Assist with organising STEM enrichment activities.
  • Utilising your initiative to promptly respond to internal and external email inquiries relating to the STEM Enrichment Activity.
  • Providing support for the coordination of events and conferences.
  • Liaising with a broad range of stakeholders such as schoolteachers, students, parents, academics and other external and internal.

About You

An effective communicator, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, you will be passionate about working with young female students to support, encourage and inspire them to work in STEM.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Relevant combination of administration and project support experience and/or tertiary qualification and/or training.
  • The ability to exercise initiative to ensure tasks are completed in the most efficient manner.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise your workload whilst ensuring attention to detail is maintained.
  • Well-developed written, oral communication and networking skills.
  • Competent in using a range of software platforms to support effective visual and digital communication such as Microsoft Office Suite programs (Teams, Excel, Word), CRM, SharePoint and university platforms.
  • Prior experience in event and conference coordination and/or school engagement.
  • Experience in STEM will be highly regarded.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Maria Parappilly.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

22 Mar 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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